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Nolan Arenado Baseball Parents Fernando Arenado And Millie Arenado Nationality

By Ayush Khadka / 20 March 2023 09:37 AM

Nolan Arenado mother Millie Arenado and father Fernando Arenado on the left side of the photo as they pose at a party.
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Nolan Arenado parents Fernando Arenado and Millie Arenado are of Cuban heritage. Nolan's mom Millie is an insurance executive.

Nolan is a baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He joined the team in February 2021 and has played with them since. 

Initially, he debuted in the MLB for the Colorado Rockies in April 2013 and stayed there till 2020. He has 970 runs batted in and 1520 Hits to his name. 

A winner of the 10-time Gold Glove Award and 3-time NL Home Run leader, Arenado is considered the best third baseman by former Rockies manager Walt Weiss. He also got to play in the All-Star game 7 times. 

Arenado represents Team USA in the 2023 WBC with teammates Miles Mikolas and Lance Lynn. With the US national team, he also went on to receive the Gold Medal for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Nolan Arenado Mother Millie Arenado And Father Fernando Arenado

Nolan Arenado baseball parents Millie Arenado and Fernando Arenado have been married for 38 years.

Millie and Fernando tied the knot on February 16, 1985, and welcomed their son Nolan six years later. The couple raised their son in Lake Forest, California. They enrolled Nolan in Lake Forest's El Toro High School. Right from his school days, their child had an interest in baseball, and they encouraged him to follow his passion. 

Millie Works As A Commercial Agent

Nolan Arenedo's mother Millie Arenedo is a Commercial Agent for BBIS Incorporated. 

She is a 1985 graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where she studied Journalism and Public Relations. She graduated a few months after her marriage and proudly calls herself a CSULB Alumni on her social media.

Born in California's South Gate, Millie attended South Gate High School and studied there till 1978. 

Nolan is a descendant of Cuban and Puerto Rican people.
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She started working as a domestic engineer extraordinaire from July 2021. Her task is to organize the household duties, manage home budgets and assist in better childcare. 

Millie is also involved in fundraising campaigns. On November 9, 2022, she posted about her $200 fundraiser on her Facebook, for the Soccer for Hope organization that deals with child disease research. She also proudly shared her son's involvement in the Home Plate Project which raised 937,000 dollars for child hunger prevention.

Fernando Arenedo Is A Baseball Coach

Nolan Arenedo's father Fernando Arenedo is a Youth Baseball Coach in Lake Forest. He is a former baseball player.

Fernando learned the sport from his dad who played softball in Cuba. He grew up loving baseball as a kid in Westminster, California.

In January 2014, he started operating the Arenado Baseball organization as its President. Over the past nine years, he has provided training and mentorship for local talent in Southern California.

Millie is a Commercial agent who studied Journalism.
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Moreover, he is also an Account Manager at the UTLX express logistics company, which employed him in February 2013. In 1980, Fernando enrolled at the Golden West College Library after graduating from Westminister High School in 1979. 

After a semester in college, Fernando started playing summer ball and even had the chance to play against Candy Maldonado.

Fernando Is A Source Of Encouragement For His Son 

Fernando encouraged Nolan to try out baseball from a  young age, and this led to him becoming an MLB star today. 

Nolan's dad originally desired for Nolan to get a scholarship and believed everything else was a bonus. However, Nolan exceeded his expectations and entered the MLB, which has made Fernando very proud. 


Fernando's own father played softball, however, he did not focus too much on a professional sports career for his kids. Fernando took a different approach. He involved Nolan in two sports: baseball and soccer. 

As Nolan aged, Fernando provided commentary on his plays and pushed him, but he knew when to slow down as well. The duo watched Los Angeles Dodgers games on TV. Fernando and Nolan also discussed the playstyles of other famous Latino players like Albert Puyol. 

Nolan Has Cuban And Puerto Rican Heritage

Nolan Arenedo holds Caribbean ethnicity. His mom Millie is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, and dad Fernando has Cuban heritage.

Nolan doesn't know their native language, Spanish, and feels he should have learned it during childhood. Due to the language barrier, Nolan could not express himself well during his school days and with his Latino relatives in Miami.

Fernando has passion for traveling and has shared many tours on his social media.
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Baseball star Nolan Arenedo has parents who love the sport as he does. Fernando was fond of the Cuban national team and started talking about them with Nolan when he was six. Fernando's favorite player was Puerto Rican right fielder Roberto Clemente.

Due to his ethnicity, Nolan had planned to represent Puerto Rico in the 2017 WBC but could not do so due to fighting for the starter role in the Colorado Rockies. 

Nolan Arenado Family

Nolan Arenado grew up in a religious mixed ethnic family with two brothers, Fernando Jr and Jonah Arenado.

His brother Fernando Jr is not involved in baseball like him and Jonah. He has been working in MAI Capital Management, LLC since 2018 and had previously operated as the Assistant Production Coordinator for CBS Television Studios for a year.

Fernando Jr is also a medical technician who studied EMT in 2012. He began his business career as a Sales Representative for the Rip Curl organization. Nolan's father lovingly calls him by his nickname Cousy. 

Nolan with his brothers and guardians at a golf course in January 2019.
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Jonah followed in the footsteps of his elder sibling Nolan and got involved in baseball as a Baseman. San Francisco Giants drafted him in 2013. 

Jonah Arenado Baseball Career

Nolan Arenado younger brother Jonah Arenado played for the San Francisco Giants Rookie Affiliate, Arizona Complex League Giants, from 2013 to 2014. He made 62 appearances for the Giants and 26 runs from 54 Hits.

Jonah played baseball for the SF Giants affiliates in the MiLB
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In 2015, he transferred to Augusta GreenJackets, a Minor League team in Carolina. Then he returned to SF Giants affiliates, playing for the San Jose Giants until 2019, where he performed his final career year in the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

In his entire MiLB career, Jonah played 667 games and scored 274 Runs from 614 Hits. He also made 48 home runs and had a batting average of .249. 

Like Nolan, Jonah completed his schooling at El Toro High and was raised in Lake Forest. 

Nolan Arenado Tattoo

Nolan Arenado has two tattoos on his left hand dedicated to Christianity. He has a tattoo on his left forearm reading Matthew 19:26

As a devout Christian, he and his family are proud of their religious beliefs. The Bible verse for this numerical is, “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”

Nolan seen with his inked left arm in 2021.
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Moreover, on his left wrist, he has inked a cross that symbolizes his love for Jesus Christ. On October 6, 2021, Nolan was spotted with the tattoo when he shared his Instagram photo in the Cardinals' training camp. 

The 31-year-old generally wears wristbands on his left arm during matches that hide his inkings. 

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